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3 hrs ago | The Reporter

Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.


Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Arts

7 hrs ago | Reuters

Modern 'Medea' in London stars Potter film's Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory of Harry Potter fame is a chain-smoking Medea and pop duo Goldfrapp provides a riveting score for a new staging in London of Euripides's 2,500-year-old play that may not be the "Medea" of all time but is certainly one for this age.


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8 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Officers fight subpoenas in theater shootings case

The city of Aurora and two police officers who are potential prosecution witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings case are fighting attempts by defense attorneys to get the officers' disciplinary records.


Related Topix: Arts, Opinion

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

The festival has been international since 1966 and today French performances make up only 20 percent of all acts.


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13 hrs ago | Live Design Online

Masque Sound Custom Audio Solutions Take The Stage At New York City's Famed Public Theater

The Public Theater, the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure, boasts several expansive venues, including its landmark downtown home on Astor Place, which houses five theaters plus Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Livingston, NY

17 hrs ago | The Tribune

'The Fantasticks' breaks a color barrier

Not long ago, Kevin R. Free went to an audition for a part in the longest running musical in history.


Related Topix: Theater, The Fantasticks , African-American, Arts

18 hrs ago | The Forest Grove News-Times

It's never too late to give local theater a try

Local seniors can discover their inner actor - or perhaps their inner ham - in two events planned this summer by the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.


Related Topix: Arts, Hillsboro, OR, Medicine, Health, Massage Therapy

22 hrs ago |

New and Noteworthy: Theater

Didn't Your Father Have This Talk With You? Tony Braithwaite relives the horrors of teaching middle-school boys sex ed.


Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Deseret News

Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Awash in uncertainty, overwhelmed by fear, Chris Benda spent the days after her youngest son's head injury left him in a coma beating back the kind of questions most mothers can't even consider.


Related Topix: Draper, UT, Arts

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

OU-L's 'Cinderella' premieres to packed theater

It's theater director A. Victor Jones who truly wields the magic wand on stage and off at Ohio University-Lancaster.


Related Topix: Arts, Ohio University, Lancaster, OH, Celebrities, Easy-Listening, Julie Andrews

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus .


Related Topix: Arts, Comedy Movies, Camp, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Rent, Comedy, Ugly Betty, Entertainment, Drama, Television

BWW Reviews: Schmeater's Attack of the Killer Murder of ... Death Slays

Scream queens, atomic monsters and aliens abound. And that's even before the murder in Theatre Schmeater's first full production in their new space, "Attack of the Killer Murder of ... Death".


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Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings

Caleb Medley and his son, Hugo, who turns 2 years old this week, spend time together at their home in Canon City.


Related Topix: Canon City, CO, Arts

Denver Post

Five small theaters deliving big experiences in Colorado

Rick Yaconis, artistic director of Edge Theatre, one of five theaters vying for the Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Award for Outstanding Season.


Related Topix: Colorado, Arts, Denver, CO

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Workshops, shows give young actors practical theater experience

Greater Lansing has abundant opportunities when it comes to theater for young people.


Related Topix: Arts, Lansing, MI, Family, Kids

Post and Courier

In and out of the summer theater season

Romance and Shakespeare, star-crossed lovers in the middle of the summer, an air-conditioned theater and, well, your English teacher would be proud of you.


Related Topix: Elizabeth, PA, Italy, World News,


Alex Nieto Killing Subject of Post-Theater Talk

After staging a play about justice this Saturday , Brava Theater will host a discussion about the fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto by San Francisco police officers.


Related Topix: Arts, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Modesto Bee

Nebraska heat no obstacle to Shakespearean troupe

"We're used to the heat," troupe director Margaret Marsh told the Hastings Tribune .


Related Topix: Arts, Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

History re-enacted for film in Appomattox

Ulysses S. Grant rode his horse to the front of the McLean House in Appomattox. Some of his infantry stood at attention, ready to greet him.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Arts

Denver Post

Theater review: "Tarzan" is swinging fun, but not quite di-vine

From left: Tarzan and Jane connect as mom Kala and Terk look on. The timeless tale of a orphaned boy adopted by an ape mother - complete with vine swinging! - what's not to love? How nice it would have been to go ape over "Tarzan: The Stage Musical," playing at the Arvada Center through Aug. 3. After all, the stage adaptation of the 1999 Disney ... (more)


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